‘Soldier’s Joy’ at OPL breathes new life into Civil War music

Amanda Straney (l.) on fiddle and vocals and Bill Fahy (r.) on banjo and guitar return to Oneida Public Library to perform a whole new show, Solider’s Joy: The Civil War in Songs and Letters, Wedesday evening, May 17.

In a new partnership created to perform the music of the Civil War era, […]

Authors of regional history books present at Civil War Weekend


Neil and Peggy MacMillan


Authors of Civil War and regional history publications will assemble at the 25th annual Civil War Weekend June 10 and 11, 2017 to exhibit, sell, and sign their publications, and to present on their research and writing.

June 10, opening day of the 25th annual Peterboro […]

Norman Dann reveals the suffragette in Elizabeth Smith Miller at the OPL April 26

Leading advocates for a woman’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Anne Fitzhugh Miller (l.) and her mother Elizabeth Smith Miller (r.) pose at the Miller estate, Lochland, on Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y.,​ around 1909. (Courtesy Library of Congress)

As part of the OPL’s 2017 Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in N.Y.S., historian […]

Community mural featuring Harriet Tubman to debut May 4

The Schweinfurth Art Center will celebrate the installation a 32-foot wide crocheted mural of Harriet Tubman on the front of the Art Center on Thursday, May 4, from 6-8pm. Over 150 community volunteers have created the mural by crocheting 2ft x 2ft squares under the direction of visiting artist, Olek. The event is free and […]

Teddy Roosevelt among the lumberjacks

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

Join us Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m., for a discussion with historian Jason Newton about popular 19th century attitudes about work and masculinity. Newton examines Theodore Roosevelt’s early adult experiences in the Maine woods and at Harvard in […]

12th U.S. hosts Civil War Weekend in Peterboro

Patchins Conf. drill

The 12th Regiment U.S. Infantry Co. A (reenacting) and the Civil War Heritage Foundation will host the 25th annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend. The 12th was first organized in 1798 and disbanded in 1800, raised again in 1812 and for the Mexican War. The regiment portrayed by the reenacting unit was […]

Country Roads Antique Appraisal, Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cottage Lawn

Country Roads Antique Appraisal fundraiser returns to the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you have something old and cherished that you want to know more about, especially its value? Appraiser, Phyllis Noble, with more than 20 years of experience within the field […]

Clinton Cider Mill talk April 11 at Kirkland Town Library

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Clinton Cider Mill Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., at the Kirkland Town Library. The Fehlner family will talk about the history of the business as well as how they make cider and those famous cider donuts. The talk is part of the Friends of the Kirkland Town Library’s […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Historian Matthew Urtz will play the part of an anti-suffrage advocate, debating Susan B. Anthony at 7 p.m. April 27, 2017, at the Cazenovia Public Library.

Madison County April/May History Calendar

On Saturday April 1st at 8:00 am the Rome Historical Society will host a bird watching tour along the towpath of the Erie […]

April Canal Side Talk

Life of a Lift Bridge

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Canastota Public Library, the Canastota Canal Town and Library will host a Canalside Talk “Life In and Around a Lift Bridge.”

Get a feeling about the economic, social and political culture of the early 1900s. Come and join us for […]

Historian follows the road to woman suffrage at the OPL

Oneida Public Library

For Part 2 of the two-part presentation on “The Road to the 19th Amendment,” the 1920 constitutional landmark that gave women the right to vote, historian and popular lecturer Tom Henry returns to Oneida Public Library Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m.

In Part 2, Henry will trace the Woman’s Rights […]

Reproductive Freedom: Who Decides?

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

Join us Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m., for a discussion about the history of reproductive freedom and its connection to political and civil equality.

Political and civil equality for women has historically and explicitly turned on the question […]